The long-anticipated Westworld lastly made its much-celebrated debut on HBO simply over a yr in the past, and nearly all the things about that first season was memorable, particularly the sci-fi drama’s haunting opening titles. Fortunately for obsessive fans in want of a rewatch, Westworld Season 1 is lastly hitting Blu-ray and 4K UHD on November 7, and we have got an unique clip from one of many units’ model new particular options that takes a melodic dive into the present’s opening credit to give attention to that beautiful theme. Test it out!
I used to be so completely happy when the Westworld Season 1 soundtrack got here out final December, as composer Ramin Djawadi crafted one hell of an atmospheric and memorable assortment of labor for this atmospheric and memorable HBO sequence. All of it begins with the primary theme, which instantly brings to thoughts the machine-fabricated fingers that carry the music to life (so to talk) within the opening sequence by way of the participant piano. And it is superior to listen to designer Felix Soletic speak about how they used the participant piano due to its metaphorical connection to the general story, since that was essentially the most wise approach potential to shorthand Westworld‘s themes and aesthetic; in that it is the Previous West’s closest instance of synthetic intelligence. (I bear in mind being so confused by participant pianos as a child, since they had been typically utilized in popular culture to make it look like ghosts had been afoot.)
Ramin Djawadi not solely composed the theme itself, however he additionally used his personal fingers enjoying the theme for the digital artists to make use of as a information for the skeletal-esque fingers seen on the display. As Westworld co-creator Jonathan Nolan places it, what makes that opening sequence so lovely is the truth that the music and visuals are a definite collaboration, and he is positively not unsuitable. And that goes far past simply the piano bits; I additionally notably love the robotic arms engaged on the horse and rider, as that creeps me out for some purpose.
The clip above additionally reveals that composer Ramin Djawadi was extraordinarily happy to work with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Pleasure on this challenge as a result of he occurred to be a fan of Michael Crichton’s Westworld for a lot of his life, saying it was an enormous affect on him as a toddler. In that unique movie, Yul Brenner’s face coming off had an affect on my extra nightmarish ideas as a child. However even when that wasn’t the half that obtained to Djawadi essentially the most, I feel we are able to all be grateful that he saved up together with his fascination for the story through the years.
HBO exhibits all the time have incredible openings and themes, and for me, Westworld is likely one of the simplest ones ever. Take a look at the complete sequence beneath.
As notable as Westworld‘s dwelling launch is generally, it is value celebrating the truth that this would be the very first TV show to get a 4K launch on Extremely HD Blu-rays, which suggests viewers will get to see a a lot nearer illustration of the wide-ranging shade schemes and textures inherent to film-shot tasks. And each the UHD and customary Blu-ray units can be full of a bunch of particular options that may little question make followers need to rewatch the season over again. (And why would not we?)
Together with an assortment of options that had been beforehand launched by HBO all through the season, the Blu-rays additionally boast new extras dedicated to the music and principal titles (clearly), the 2017 Comedian-Con panel, and a extra in-depth take a look at the season with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Pleasure. I am maybe most excited to see the brand new Gag Reel, although, as a result of it is going to be extraordinarily bizarre to see these intense characters cracking up in the midst of scenes.
So ask a close-by host to mark the calendar for Tuesday, November 7, which is when Westworld can be released on 4K UHD and Blu-ray. We’re nonetheless not precisely certain when the multi-world Season 2 is coming, however we all know it will be here in 2018, and we won’t wait. Within the meantime, there are extra exhibits hitting the small display quickly, which you’ll find on our fall premiere schedule.